RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

New report finds traffic congestion in Australian cities getting worse

New report finds traffic congestion in Australian cities getting worse

A new report by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), and commissioned by the NRMA, has highlighted the traffic congestion problem in the country's major cities, with speeds in Adelaide being the most sluggish, despite Sydney still remaining as the nation's most congested city.

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Australia's skyline hits record number of cranes

Australia's skyline hits record number of cranes

Australia's ongoing construction boom has pushed the number of long-term cranes being visible on city skylines to a new record high, according to a new report by Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB).

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GHD and Jacobs JV to conduct 300km Australian rail study

GHD and Jacobs JV to conduct 300km Australian rail study

A joint venture of GHD and Jacobs is to carry out the feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for a 300km-long section of a new railway in Australia.

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Unlocking the bottleneck to the circular economy in NSW

Unlocking the bottleneck to the circular economy in NSW

Uncertainty and bottlenecks in infrastructure approvals present a risk to our ability to unlock the potential of Australia's circular economy, estimated to be worth $26 billion per annum by 2025.

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Critical failures with Australia's bridges 'likely'

Critical failures with Australia's bridges 'likely'

Dr Colin Caprani, bridge engineer and senior lecturer in civil engineering at Monash University, has warned that a critical failure on Australia's bridges like that of Genoa will likely happen if governments continue to neglect the country's ageing bridges.

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IAQ: improved business sentiment in first half of 2018

IAQ: improved business sentiment in first half of 2018

An Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ) survey released this week noted improved business sentiment in the first half of 2018, with two out of three respondents expecting to see greater activity in the next six months as committed local projects add to a strong national infrastructure outlook.

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Australian PCI: construction stable

Australian PCI: construction stable

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) fell by 3.4 points to 50.6 in June, signalling stable or marginal growth in the national construction industry during the month.

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Material shortages a major challenge for road agencies

Material shortages a major challenge for road agencies

A major challenge facing road agencies is the increasing shortage of quality quarried materials and natural gravels for road construction and maintenance, according to a report published by Austroads.

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Outlining the progress of Australia's infrastructure reform

Outlining the progress of Australia's infrastructure reform

To further make the case for reform, Infrastructure Australia has released a new report titled Prioritising Reform, which reviews the progress made against the key recommendations in the 2016 Australian Infrastructure Plan.

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Infrastructure spending must keep pace with expanding needs: RBA

Infrastructure spending must keep pace with expanding needs: RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has dismissed the notion that infrastructure spending will be the country's next 'engine of growth', picking up where the mining boom left off.

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